DESIGNING OUR ECONOMIES INDIGENOMICS BY DESIGN SPEAKERS
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR & AUTHOR, HER BRAIDS AND POWWOW PITCH
Sunshine Tenasco is a First Nations mommy of four funny kids from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg.
She is a social entrepreneur and author who believes that business is an exciting place where people can create positive change.
Sunshine launched Her Braids in 2015, which is a business that aims to create awareness about the issues of clean drinking water in First Nations communities through beaded pendants, workshops and her children's book, “Nibi’s Water Song”. Her Braids has committed to donating 10% of their profits to the David Suzuki Foundations, The Blue Dot movement.
She is also the CEO of Pow Wow Pitch, which aims to give Indigenous entrepreneurs the platform to showcase their entrepreneurial endeavors and a chance to win start-up cash and mentorship. Sunshine hopes to help cultivate the culture of entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities.